Tag Archives: discipline and discipleship

Fewer Words, More Slowly

Lately I’ve been noticing a worrisome trend around here. We have a lot going on as is typical for the end of the school year; special events, birthdays, annual doctor visits, and dentist appointments all seem to come within a … Continue reading

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The Dawdles

When I was a girl I loved the Miss Piggle-Wiggle books. That spry old lady was so creative in her cures for laziness, not-wanting-to-go-to-bed-itis and other childhood ills! When faced with a persistent behavioral problem I occasionally ask myself, “What … Continue reading

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Bearing One Another’s Burdens

The other day I saw a comment online about “chasing the little ones while they squeal and you pretend you enjoy it.” and I thought how sad to have to pretend to enjoy one’s children. Then I thought “Isn’t enjoying … Continue reading

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Smiles and Frowns

One of my goals as a parent is to help the children learn to regulate and control their own behavior. As they grow older and become more mature, I want them to grasp the concept that their behavior may have … Continue reading

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Kind Is Just A Word

A friend of mine and I were at the playground and two of the children got into a spat. “She did this!” “He started it!” “It was her fault!” “Were you being kind?” I asked. “Yes!” they answered each caught … Continue reading

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The Realization That Revolutionized My Parenting

My children and I are not at war “Well, duh!” you say, “Of course not!” Of course not? Then why do we talk and act as if we were? Haven’t we all said and heard these kinds of things: “I … Continue reading

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